About MBBS in Romania
Location: Eastern Romania (Iasi county)
Size: 37 sq. miles (96 sq. kilometers)
Elevation: 312 ft. (105 meters)
Inhabited since: 400 BC
First documented: 1387 AD
Ia?i is a university city in eastern Romania, near the border with Moldova. In the center is the huge St. Paraschiva Metropolitan Cathedral, a 19th-century Orthodox church built in Italian Renaissance style. Nearby, the Three Hierarchs Monastery has an exterior decorated with delicate, Moorish-style stone carvings. Backed by Palas Park’s manicured gardens, the Palace of Culture is a vast neo-Gothic building.
Iasi is the second largest city in Romania, and the seat of Ia?i County. Located in the historical region of Moldavia, Ia?i has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life. The city was the capital of the Principality of Moldavia from 1564 to 1859, then of the United Principalities from 1859 to 1862, and the capital of Romania from 1916 to 1918.
Known as The Cultural Capital of Romania, Ia?i is a symbol in Romanian history. The historian Nicolae Iorga said "There should be no Romanian who does not know of it". Still referred to as The Moldavian Capital, Ia?i is the main economic and business centre of the Moldavian region of Romania. In December 2018, Ia?i was officially declared Historical capital of Romania. Located in the northeastern part of the country, Iasi was for many centuries the crossing point of the most important commercial routes linking Poland, Hungary, Russia and Constantinople.The city prides itself with publishing the first Romanian newspaper and establishing the first Romanian university. Today, Iasi is home to five universities.
At the 2011 census, the city proper had a population of 290,422 (making it the fourth most populous in Romania at the time). With 474,035 residents (as of 2015), the Ia?i urban area is the second most populous in Romania (after Bucharest), whereas more than 500,000 people live within its peri-urban area.